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Saugus School Committee hopes to achieve better education
SAUGUS — Between electing what is essentially a new board, replacing the superintendent and working on a project to construct a new high school building, the School Committee had a busy 2015. November's election determined that three newcomers ...

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016
Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016. 1. The New Federal Education Law. The long, grueling fight to overhaul the ...

Good Morning: NAMI sets January support and education meetings
ANDERSON — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Madison County Support and Education Meetings has scheduled meetings for throughout January. All meetings and support groups are free and open to the public. FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: ...

The Year in Review: 15 Big Stories Highlighting Native Education
Students fought for the right to wear eagle feathers at graduation ceremonies, Cobell scholarships became available and the Bureau of Indian Education started looking at the state of reservation schools. ICTMN spotlighted a number of these stories this ...

McCrory touts education budget; some say it's not enough
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wrapped up 2015 with a YouTube video reflecting on his administration's accomplishments this year. One of the first points in the video, after job creation, is how education funding has increased to 57 percent of the ...

Western women: Toles influential in early Arizona education
Published by the Arizona Business and Professional Women's Foundation, 2003. Oliver, Michael J. “Women in Education: A Look at Southern Arizona in the Early 20th Century.” Accessed at www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/ws200/oliv-twen.htm. Osselaer, Heidi ...

K-12 education: It's not all about funding
Iowa has long been known for being a leader in public education. In fact, the back of the Iowa quarter minted in 2004 depicts a schoolhouse and the phrase “Foundation in Education.” High quality public education is an important part of Iowa's DNA. I ...

Free college education won't happen without a funding mechanism
Hillary Clinton and Company really can't advocate collectively or individually for “free college education.” How did I conclude this? To pass such legislation requires votes. Traditionally, the Republican camp has been against this idea. I wonder what ...

New Nebraska nonprofit will weigh in on state education issues, promote school ...
New Nebraska nonprofit will weigh in on state education issues, promote school ...

Coding education rare in K-12 schools but starting to catch on
A measure of programming's place in K-12 education is the AP exam in computer science, which has seen test takers more than double since 2010. Few subjects have approached that rate of growth, though the number of those taking the exam is still a ...

It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed
It's getting harder and harder to find quality special education teachers, which is why 49 out of 50 states report shortages. Why? It's a tough sell. Even if you're up for the low pay and noisy classrooms, special education adds another challenge ...

How Arne Duncan Reshaped American Education and Made Enemies Along the Way
Early in his tenure as U.S. education secretary, Arne Duncan was one of the most popular members of the president's cabinet, praised by Republicans like Jeb Bush, invited to play in the celebrity basketball game during the NBA's All-Star weekend and ...

The transformative power of higher education — for all
Most important, he seeded an education for a growing group of blacks, Puerto Ricans and other racial minorities who, by all design, should not have had this opportunity but finally did. They in turn took their education and rose from the ghettos and ...

Focus on research: Ethics education can develop an important skill set
'Ethics education' is a broad term for learning experiences intended to help students develop ethically, whether in terms of increased ethical awareness and understanding or greater motivation to act ethically in the world. There are many forms of ...

North Dakota prepares to develop plans under sweeping education act
At the meeting, the first of several she will be attending throughout the year, she and other education officials will discuss how the law affects federal Impact Aid funding, which supports students from military families. Districts in Grand Forks and ...

Editorial: Lawmakers should support move to elect education commissioner
Supporters of the 1998 move to switch to an appointed commissioner said it would lessen the influence of politics on our education system. But the experience of the past few years has proven otherwise. If anything, it has shown that politics can never ...

Retired surgeon quenches thirst for education
After all, he completed his undergraduate education in science at Pennsylvania State University in 1953, the year scientists James Watson and Francis Crick are credited with discovering the structure of DNA. "You can imagine that basic science had ...

The Special-Education Charade
I am in hell—or its equivalent. Specifically, I am in an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) meeting for my 14-year-old daughter, a special-education student in Prince George's County, Maryland. Sitting across from me is an educator who is describing ...

What NH's economy, education & government may look like in 2016 (Part 2)
Russell Thibeault, President of Applied Economic Research, Tom Horgan, President of NH College & University Council and David Juvet, Sr. VP of Business & Industry Association of NH look into their crystal ball to discuss what the state's economy ...

Undocumented Students Push Forward Fight for Education and Immigrant Rights
Though Merino thinks measures like this are a step in the right direction, he says that many students are still excluded from attaining a higher education. "There are a lot of opportunities in private universities, but only for very, very high ...

Why Are Education and Healthcare Outcomes So Bad In The US?
The U.S. spends a lot on healthcare and education compared to the rest of the developed world, and in both cases we don't get great results. Among OECD countries, only Austria, Norway, Switzerland, and Luxembourg spend more per student on k-12 ...

What Will Doctoral Education Look Like in 2025?
Holub also noted a move to a "different sort of leadership" in higher education. The faculty no longer sets the values of the institution. Instead, university leaders now see themselves as agents for the board of trustees, and at public institutions ...

Funding, charter schools major 2016 education topics
School funding, pre-kindergarten and charter schools will be a few of the major education issues this upcoming legislative session. Following the defeat of Initiative 42 in November, legislative leaders are hinting at possible changes to the ...

Doing Good: Nonprofit aims to bridge education gap in Peoplestown
In order to address the education gap, the neighborhood nonprofit Emmaus House established a Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools program at D. H. Stanton, located in Peoplestown, a town just south of Turner Field. The program provides six weeks ...

Accelerated Education
For most of his education, Karalus has been with older students and has been exposed to academics and peers that he was not familiar to. For some, being surrounded by older students could be intimidating, but having been in upper-level classes for a ...

8 Education Stories to Watch in 2016
They're spending more time reading and writing — even in subjects such as physical education. School officials say they're making changes to better use Common Core Standards and to prepare students for college and careers. The true test will come in ...

6 things to watch in Ann Arbor-area education in 2016
Ann Arbor Public Schools has been involved in a gun lawsuit for months after the Board of Education created policies to ban guns from schools in March. In response, Michigan Gun Owners filed suit against the district. Although a Washtenaw County judge ...

Tampa Bay makes gains in education levels, but where are the benefits?
But one category improved: Tampa Bay's education levels. According to five-year estimates released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of adults holding bachelor's degrees rose 10.4 percent in 2010-14 from the previous five years. Those in ...

Marco Rubio Declares War on College Education
But I was most amazed at his recent declaration of war against college education while campaigning in New Hampshire for the upcoming Republican Party Presidential primary. Granted I am as a tenured radical at an Eastern seaboard liberal arts college ...

The Every Student Succeeds Act Loosens the Federal Grip on Education
In December, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act. The law reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and replaced the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act, which also reauthorized ...

General Assembly considering education funding, career readiness
Terry McAuliffe has said he wants to see "a transformative budget on education" emerge from the coming legislative session. He put funding for 2,500 new K-12 teachers in his spending proposal. He has called for a number of higher education changes ...

Supporters of education funding proposal raise $1.75M
But ballot measure spokesman Christian Palmer said the money already in the bank is “a real display of the commitments of the community, education community, the business community, to the idea that we really, really, really need to increase school ...

Education Department urges schools to prevent discrimination against Muslims
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Education Department is urging the nation's colleges and K-12 schools to guard against harassment and discrimination based on race, religion or national origin, a response to anti-Muslim and anti-refugee sentiments that appear ...

New Year's resolutions for education obstructionists
These leaders would resolve to rally fellow legislators in vowing to refuse a single penny in campaign contributions from CTA or any monied special interest that is systematically denying education reform. Now free to vote their consciences without the ...

Salvaging Education in Rural America
As the Southern Education Foundation announced last January, a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation's public schools now come from low-income families. The implications, for rural, urban, and suburban children alike, are serious ...

Education Bill Much More Than Revision of No Child Left Behind
Last month, President Obama signed an education reform bill that revised the so-called No Child Left Behind act. Surprisingly, the bill had bipartisan support from both the House and Senate, perhaps because the bill shifts power from the federal ...

He's acting, but the nation's new education secretary is for real
“I personally recommended to President Obama in December that he nominate a secretary of education and that, if he did, our education committee would consider him or her in January and that — barring some sort of ethical lapse found in the ...

El Dorado County education board taps new schools chief
Manansala, 46, is a former superintendent of St. Hope schools in Sacramento and most recently has worked as deputy superintendent of educational services for the El Dorado County Office of Education. Manansala started Tuesday in the new job after the ...

Democrats running in CD4 sound off on education
Although the four Democrats competing for Nevada's 4th Congressional District who spoke in an open forum Monday evening agreed on the broad outlines of education policy, they differed strongly over who would be most qualified to carry out their ...

Education Insider: Westerville to expand all-day kindergarten
Westerville City Schools has seen enough parent interest and satisfaction in its first year of all-day kindergarten that for 2016-17, it has decided to nearly double the number of spots available in a lottery. The Westerville Board of Education ...

Federal flexibility will bring changes to NC public education
When I took on the education beat almost 14 years ago, the federal No Child Left Behind Act was starting to shape the public education landscape. It fizzled out several years ago. In December, Congress belatedly approved its replacement, the Every ...

Education group Graham targets growing cyber learning market
Analysts project growth in the cyber security training market, which includes boot camps, certification classes and professional degree programs offered by for-profit companies such as Apollo Education Group and SANS Technology Institute, and nonprofit ...

Advocate of education, adoption to receive top Jackson College honor
JACKSON, MI – An alumna noted for her dedication to education and adoption is Jackson College's 2016 Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett Award recipient. Laura M. Stanton is being honored during the college's graduation at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Harold ...

Cruz Virginia Campaign Leader Rails Against 'Socialized Education System' And ...
Cruz Virginia Campaign Leader Rails Against 'Socialized Education System' And ...

School districts face changes to education in 2016
With 2016 ushering in a new state education commissioner; a new national education plan called Every Child Achieves Act replacing No Child Left Behind; and a state-mandated reduction in standardized tests, Hinde says teachers can focus more on ...

Massachusetts Education Again Ranks No. 1 Nationally
Massachusetts ranked first in two of the three criteria Education Week's grading system considers: students' chance of success (based on everything from family income to outcomes after school) and K-12 achievement levels. In school finances, however, ...

Education committees pass teacher and school ISTEP reprieve
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers worked swiftly Wednesday to solve a problem they had a strong hand in creating: the hastily rolled-out 2015 ISTEP exam, a more difficult test than its predecessor that an education committee chairman said has proven to ...

Why states are cutting back on higher education funding
But there may also be a broader explanation for continued disinvestment in higher education, which is that it's easy for policy makers to put funding for colleges and universities on the chopping block because constituents don't get as agitated by the ...

Florida ranked 30th in nation on 2016 education quality report
Florida was ranked 30th in the nation on education quality and given an overall grade of C-minus, a worse showing than last year, on an annual national report released this morning. The state ranked well -- though not as well as in 2015 -- on the ...

Businessman screens pushes for education reform through film screening, grants
Todd Thornton, owner of Great Way To Learn, gives away $100 bills during a screening for "Most Likely to Succeed" for area teachers and administrators Wednesday January 6, 2016, at the Green River Regional Education Cooperative. (Miranda ...


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